communication, end of life, faith, hope, life-limiting illness, nursing, pediatric palliative care, spiritual care, spirituality



  1. Crisp, Cheryl L.


ABSTRACT: When a child has a life-limiting illness, parents' goals and strategies for their child's life may need to be drastically altered, especially if early death looms. This article reviews literature and research about how families employ faith, hope, spirituality, and biblical perspectives as their child becomes critically ill and faces death. Suggestions are made for best caring practices for families and children encountering this difficult journey.